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Kristy Vitcusky

Kristy Vitcusky
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Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography
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About this Cook
I'm a newlywed (4 years is still new, right?) and a mommy. When I first made my allrecipes profile, I was REALLY a newlywed, and our daughter was just a twinkle in my eye. ;) Having a toddler certainly makes cooking more challenging, as meals now need to be healthy (haha) and kid-friendly. I hesitantly listed myself as an 'intermediate' cook. I think I'm really more of a beginner, but people say I don't give myself enough credit, so here's to being a more confident cook! Other than being a mommy and an 'intermediate' cook, I'm a photographer. I shoot people, not food.. so don't expect much with my photos on here!
My favorite things to cook
I love Italian food! My husband has to constantly remind me to try something different because I always lean that way - he says it's because Italian food is easy to cook.. but I'll be the judge of that.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Apple Pie on Thanksgiving morning, while watching the parade. I made a big stink about it our first year, as it was our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple. Our second Thansgiving I was pregnant and tired, and the next one I had a newborn.. so they were a little less than up to par, but this year I should be back in full force!
My cooking triumphs
Well it's more of a 'baking' triumph - but I made a pretty awesome apple pie, and it was the first pie I've ever made! I was very proud.
My cooking tragedies
Kielbasa in the slow cooker. I don't know what I did wrong, but I came home and the apartment smelled like a foot, and the kielbasa was completely unedible. I love kielbasa but something went very wrong with that recipe...
Recipe Reviews 48 reviews
Easy Sugar Cookies
Very easy and so good! This is definitely kid-friendly.. made it with my 3-year-old and we had so much fun decorating them with colored sugar, sprinkles, and M&M's before baking them.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2012
Chicken Marsala
This was really good, but lacking something - I think my mistake was using a 'cooking' Marsala wine, and not adding enough seasonings. Will definitely make again, with a better wine and may add some garlic.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2012
Cocktail Meatballs
Love this recipe for parties!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2012

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